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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Briggs, Ted C.
Nitrogen,   pp. 881-896 PDF (2.1 MB)


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 894 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 7.—Fertilizer nitrogen compounds: World production and consumption
for years ended June 30, by country—Continued 
(Thousand short tons of contained nitrogen) 
Production 
Country 
1969—70 1970—71 1971—72 
Consumption 
1969—70 1970—71 
1971—72 
Europe—Continued 
   Norway  409   408 423 85 86 90 
   Poland ' 1,034  ' 1,135 ' 1,191 865 907 1,000 
   Portugal  131   105 e 149 124 84 '  127 
   Romania'  544   713 911 386 404 475 
   Spain  607   653 742 653 637 735 
   Sweden'  159   180 195 226 249 260 
   Switzerland  32    28 27 38 40 42 
  U.S.S.R.'  4,970 5,978 6,674 4,187 5,076 5 712 
   UnitedKingdom'  783   824 852 ~761 4883 ~1,025 
   Yugoslavia 5  202   294 280 313 324 367 
Africa: 
   Algeriae  17   25 43 33 32 87 
   Egypt, Arab Republic of                        '   130  '  130 '  '  132
~ 342 '  365 e 5 386 
   IvoryCoast      ' 2 ' 2 ' 5 ' ' 9 ' ' 6 
   Kenya'     18 24 22 
   Morocco'  5   e14 ' 19 38 e41 e49 
   Mozambique       1 2 5 5 7 
  Rhodesia, Southern e  25   40 42 47 54 53 
   Senegal  2     5 8 ' 3 4 6 
 . South Africa, Republic of e 5  225   220 259 165 199 230 
   Sudan     43 ' 49 e53 
   Tunisia  ' 1   ' ' 1 ' ' 1 15 e14 ' 20 
   Zambia       7 10 10 22 36 
Asia: 
   Bangladesh (formerly E. Pakistan) '   50    28 28 118 44 46 
   Burma     17 17 ' 30 18 24 
   China,People'sRepublicof''  1,146 ' 1,356 ' 1,819 2,754 ' 3,293 63,494
   India  805  ' 933 1,078 1,499 1,639 1,941 
   Indonesia  ' 43    50 53 ' 116 ' 222 216 
   Iran  ' 29   ' 34 ' 83 ' 61 72 118 
   Iraq      ' 7 12 11 ' 13 15 
   Israel  33    30 36 33 35 36 
   Japan  2,349 2,320 2,338 8983 8962 ~965 
   Korea, Northel  173   226 243 168 226 243 
   Korea, Republic of 1  392   425 ' 496 353 392 e 383 
   Kuwait  81    94 696 -- -- -- 
   Lebanon'  14    15  ' 18 ' 21 28 
   Malaysia, West '   34    29 47 60 67 79 
   Pakistan'  141   168 187 276 344 249 
   Philippines  59    53 ' 60 112 131 ' 134 
   SaudiArabia'  --    25 47 1 1 2 
   Sri Lanka (Ceylon)  - -     e 54 ' 64 49 
   Syrian Arab Republic  -   -  -_ 22 29 ' 33 
   Taiwan  215  ~216 ~209 182 170 ' 194 
   Thailand  ' ' 9  "11 ' 12 ' 54 ' 47 42 
   Turkey'  58   ' 90 ' 81 255 ' 268 ' 309 
   Vietnam, North' 5  --    -   40 42 34 
   Vietnam, South' '   --      109 77 108 
Oceania: 
   Australia'  176   160 187 190 159 138 
Other: 
   North America and Central America e "  --   -  -  74 75 74 
   SouthAmerica'"  --    -_ 23 27 35 
   Europe'2  --   -_  2 2 2 
   Africa''5  _     91 112 127 
   Asia''4  _     40 43 40 
   Oceania"  -_     16 14 18 
 World total 33,361 36,305 38,693 31,581 34,999 37,148 
' Estimate. 
 1 Calendar year referring to the first part of the split year. 
 2Series revised to conform with data presented by the United Nations in
principal source for this table. Excludes nitrogen content of anhydrous ammonia
produced for export in that form for subsequent processing elsewhere to other
compounds. 
5 Fertilizer year: June-May. 
 4 Deliveries by manufacturers or importers to first buyers. 
 8 Fertilizer year: November—October. 
 ' United States' Bureau of Mines estimate based on United Nations' estimate
for People's Republic of China plus Taiwan (not distributed) and British
Sulphur Corp. Ltd. reported figure for Taiwan alone. 
 ' Source: British Sulphur Corp. Ltd. Statistical Supplement No. 6, November—December
1972, London 1973, pp. 10—11. 
 8 Includes data for Ryukyu Islands. 
 5 data for Bangladesh shown separately above. 
 "Includes Barbados, British Honduras, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica,
Martinique, Nicaragua, Panana, St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla, St. Lucia,
and St. Vincent. 
 "Includes Bolivia, Guyana, Paraguay, Surinarn, and Uruguay. 
 ' 2lncludes Channel Islands (Jersey only) and Isle of Man. 
 "Includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo
(Brazzaville), Dahomey, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia,
Libya, Malagasy Republic, Malawi, Mals, Mauritius, Mozainbique, Nigeria,
Reunion, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzama, Togo, Uganda, Upper Volta,
and Zaire. 
 54 Afghanistan, Burundi, Cyprus, Jordan, Khmer Republic, Laos, Mongolia,
Nepal, Ryukyu Islands, and Singapore. 
"Includes Fiji Islands and New Zealand. 
 Source: Statistical Office of the United Nations, Statistical Yearbook,
1972. New York, 1973, pp. 280—281, 545—547, unless otherwise
specified. 


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